Police are hunting two men in connection with a murder which sparked an armed swoop on an address in Blackpool.
Steven Ross, 26 and Scott Keogh 23, both from Shettleston in Glasgow, are being sought by the Major Investigation Team of Police Scotland in connection with their inquiries into the murder of Sean Humphrey, in Shettleston, Glasgow during the early hours of October 28.
The hunt led to dramatic scenes in Blackpool at around 4pm on Friday as armed police from Scotland, supported by officers from Lancashire, swooped on a property in Bolton Street, South Shore, where two people police were looking for over the incident were believed to be.
Following the incident, which lasted for several hours, it was found that the property was empty.
But it sparked disruption in the area, with cordons put in place around Bolton Street, Waterloo Road, Rawcliffe Street and Bath Street as police surrounded the property and the police helicopter circled overhead.
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Neighbours in the area described the incident as “frightening”, saying they were ordered by police to stay indoors.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Anyone who recognises Steven Ross or Scott Keogh is asked not to approach either man, but to contact the police immediately.
“Steven Ross’s current whereabouts are unknown and he is described as 5ft 8in in height, slim build with short dark hair.
“He has a birthmark on his left arm and a large scar on his left wrist. Ross may have an injury to one of his hands.
“Scott Keogh’s current whereabouts are also unknown and he is described as 5ft 6in in height, slim build with short brown hair.”
The body of Mr Humphrey was discovered in a flat in Etive Street, Shettleston at around 4am on October 28 following a disturbance.